Go-to Guide: How to be a Virtual Assistant & Top Tools Used

Ready to be a virtual assistant (VA)? We’ve partnered with BELAY, an incredible organization that helps transform your work with virtual web specialists like virtual assistants and bookkeepers, to create a go-to guide for how to excel as a virtual assistant. 

A VA is an independent contractor who provides administrative services to clients while operating outside of the client’s office and typically operates from home. They are strategic partners and gatekeepers for time, energy, and access. They’re the boots-on-the-ground that allow those who employ them to soar to new heights. 

Simply put, a virtual assistant is an independent contractor who provides administrative services to clients while operating outside of the client’s office and typically operates from home. (Investopedia)

At Base we believe administrative professionals are the strategic arm to the executive they support. We’ve collected tips, tools, and strategies to help assistants excel in their role—from anywhere.

In this guide you’ll learn:

  • Roles of a VA
  • What makes a great VA
  • Tools of the trade
  • Tips & tricks for beginners 

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About Base: Base supports the core responsibilities of an EA while accommodating the unique work style of executives. Within Base, assistants are handed the tools of elite EAs: clear and relevant updates through digests customized to your exec, the simplest way to get your revolving list of questions answered, comprehensive preference and critical information storage, and streamlined reporting that removes the hours spent creating reports down to minutes.

About the Author

Liz Prugh

Liz Prugh

Liz is VP of Marketing at Base. In addition to being passionate about serving the assistant community through innovative technology, you can find Liz geeking out over the next marketing tool or binging any and all sci-fi series.